Facebook Removes Personal Data Changes


Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of the ever popular social networking site “Facebook”, said today that the site will be returning to its original ‘terms of service agreement’ with regards to stored user data. This change of the site’s ‘terms of service’ agreement hasn’t even been made apparent to the majority of users until now. If you have a Facebook account, you should see that Mark Zuckerberg has personally posted a site wide bulletin stating that all will return to normal.

Not much had changed in regards to the written language of the document, however, it was re-worded in the manner to which seemed to suggest that Facebook would own the rights to any personal information ever exchanged between their servers, even if the user chose to delete there account. This in effect means that Facebook would have the ownership rights of any picture, video, personal comment, message, birthdate and contact information ever made/accquired. In Mr Zuckerberg’s defense, he said “it was to better reflect how people used the site” and that should someone delete “his or her account, any comments or messages he or she had left on a friend’s Facebook page would not also disappear”.

In Mr Zuckerberg’s most recent blog entry, he said: “the past couple of days, we received a lot of questions and comments about the changes and what they mean for people and their information. Based on this feedback, we have decided to return to our previous terms of use while we resolve the issues that people have raised.”

Mr Zuckerberg also said that “Our next version will be a substantial revision from where we are now. It will reflect the principles I described yesterday around how people share and control their information, and it will be written clearly in language everyone can understand.”

Author Paul